“I enjoy cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food I’m cooking.” – Julia Child
Julia Child is a beloved cultural icon who revolutionized the palate of our country. She demystified French cuisine for a generation of home cooks, injecting humor and a no-dish-is-too-complicated confidence into the kitchen of the millions who used her cookbooks and watched her on TV. In honor of what would be her 100th birthday on August 15th, 2012, RN74 is offering a tasting menu throughout the month of August as a tribute to her impressive influence on both American and French food. The menu is inspired by Child’s culinary sensibilities: classic French cuisine, reinterpreted with a modern twist, made with love and the freshest seasonal ingredients, and of course, masterfully paired with French wines.
Additionally, the downtown Seattle restaurant will be raffling off copies of Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking (volume 1),” and the new biography of Julia Child, “Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child.” Diners who order the Julia Child Tasting Menu on August 15th will receive a raffle card for a chance to win one of the books.
A TRIBUTE TO JULIA CHILD
CAULIFLOWER ROYALE, BLACK TRUFFLE VINAIGRETTE
BRETON DILLETANTE VOUVRAY BRUT, LOIRE VALLEY 2007
CHARTOGNE-TAILLET MICHAEL MINA CUVEE CHAMPAGNE NV
HEIRLOOM TOMATO SALAD
HEARTS OF PALM, CELERY, FRENCH DRESSING
BRU-BACHE JURANCON SEC, SOUTHWEST FRANCE 2010
HERRI MINA IROULEGUY BLANC, SOUTHWEST FRANCE 2006
PENN COVE MUSSELS, MANILA CLAMS, SAFFRON ROUILLE
DOMAINE OTT, LES DOMANIERES ROSE COTES DE PROVENCE 2011
JL CHAVE CELESTE ST.JOSEPH BLANC RHONE VALLEY 2009
GRILLED LAMB CHOPS
RATATOUILLE, NIÇOISE OLIVE, THYME
SAINT MARTIN DE LA GARRIGUE BRONZINELLE LANGUEDOC 2008
CLOS DU MONT OLIVET CHATEAUNUEF DU PAPERHONE VALLEY 2009
RASPBERRY & FIG CROSTATA
VANILLA SABAYON, WASHINGTON BERRIES
PATRICK BOTTEX ‘LA CUIELLE’ BUGEY-CERDON, SAVIOE NV
JEAN SIPP CLOS RIBEAUPIERRE PINOT GRIS, ALSACE 1998
TASTING MENU $65
WINE PAIRING $34/$62
Reservations may be made online or call 206-456-7474.
RN74 Seattle is open for lunch from 11:30 am to 2 pm Monday through Friday and for dinner from 5 to 10 pm Monday through Thursday and from 5 to 10:30 pm on Friday and Saturday. The lounge and bar are open Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to closing and on Saturday from 3 pm to closing. Valet parking is available from 5 to 11 pm Monday through Thursday and from 5 pm to Midnight on Friday and Saturdays for a rate of $10.
About Michael Mina
Raised in Washington State, Michael Mina developed a passion for cooking at an early age, eventually leading him to found the Mina Group with partner Andre Agassi in 2002. Under the auspices of Mina Group, he has opened 20 concept restaurants and one lounge. An accomplished chef for his 43 years, Mina has been involved in a variety of creative enterprises and has been honored with numerous accolades, including Gayot.com 2011 Restaurateur of the Year and Bon Appétit Best Chef 2005. Mina has been featured in national media, has been a guest chef at the James Beard House, cooked for First Lady Laura Bush, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama and has been a guest speaker at C.I.A. in Hyde Park and at other culinary institutes in California. For more information about Michael Mina visit www.michaelmina.net. Follow him on Twitter @ChefMichaelMina.
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